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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky -- Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste.

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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Anna Mouglalis ... Coco Chanel

Mads Mikkelsen ... Igor Stravinsky

Elena Morozova ... Katarina Stravinskaya

Natacha Lindinger ... Misia Sert
Grigori Manoukov ... Sergey Diagilev

Radivoje Bukvic ... Grand Duke Dimitri (as Rasha Bukvic)
Nicolas Vaude ... Ernest Beaux

Anatole Taubman ... Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Erick Desmarestz ... Le médecin (as Eric Desmarestz)
Clara Guelblum ... Milena Stravinskaya
Maxime Daniélou ... Teodor Stravinsky
Sophie Hasson ... Ludmila Stravinskaya
Nikita Ponomarenko ... Sulima Stravinskaya
Catherine Davenier ... Marie
Olivier Claverie ... Joseph
Marek Kossakowski ... Vaslav Nijinsky
Jérôme Pillement ... Pierre Monteux, le chef d'orchestre
Anton Yakovlev ... Anton
Irina Vavilova ... La gouvernante
Julie Farenc ... Julie - la vendeuse (as Julie Farenc Deramond)
Emy Lévy ... Fille atelier
Sarah Jérôme ... Fille atelier
Tina Sportolaro ... Secrétaire Beaux
Michel Ruhl ... Le baron
Pierre Chydivar ... Musicien russe
Agnès Vikouloff ... Musicienne russe
Sacha Vikouloff ... Musicien russe
Jean-David Baschung ... Le médecin
Marek Tomaszewski ... Le pianiste
David Tomaszewski ... Le premier violon
Cyril Accorsi ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Matthieu Bajolet ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Caroline Baudouin ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Laura Biasse ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Barbara Caillieu ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Marie-Laure Caradec ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Damien Dreux ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Sophie Gérard ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Patrick Harley ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Inès Hernandez ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Laurent ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Thibaud Le Maguer ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Lenglet ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Olivier Normand ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Florent Otello ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Edouard Pelleray ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Judith Perron ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Pascal Queneau ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Enora Rivere ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Julie Salgues ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Jonathan Schatz ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Wu Zheng ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Barlondo ... The Young Girl in Red (uncredited)
Pierre Glénat ... Barman (uncredited)
Aurélie Le Roc'h ... Mme Schmitt (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jan Kounen 
 
Writing credits
Chris Greenhalgh (screenplay and dialogue)

Chris Greenhalgh (novel "Coco & Igor")

Carlo De Boutiny (adaptation) and
Jan Kounen (adaptation)

Produced by
Albina Boeckli .... associate producer
Chris Bolzli .... producer
Philippe Delest .... line producer
Kazutaka Kimori .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Claudie Ossard .... producer
Yoichi Sakai .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Veronika Zonabend .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Gabriel Yared (original score music)
 
Cinematography by
David Ungaro (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anny Danché 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
 
Production Design by
Marie-Hélène Sulmoni 
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Cord'homme (set decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Chattoune 
Fab 
 
Makeup Department
Laurent Bozzi .... lead hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Valérie Chapelle .... makeup artist
Agathe Dupuis .... key hair stylist
Christophe Giraud .... makeup artist
Mathilde Humeau .... additional makeup artist
Nathalie Kovalski .... makeup artist
Hugues Lavau .... makeup artist
Karine Meyer .... hair stylist
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
Estelle Tolstoukine .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Céline André .... assistant production manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Johann Jolivet .... set production manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Sachs .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Franck Giraud .... second assistant director
Estelle Gérard .... crowd assistant director
 
Art Department
Claire Amoureux-Nicole .... first assistant art director
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Philippe Cord'homme .... set dresser
Sévérine Guilbaud .... property master
Marie Heyndrickx .... graphic designer
Nadine Hibon .... assistant art director
Maud Hubert .... assistant art director
Kathy Lebrun .... set dresser
Samir Moundy .... assistant property master
Samir Moundy .... swing gang
Christian Vallat .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley recordist
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Yohanan Braunschvig .... additional foley
Matthieu Fichet .... assistant sound editor
Isabelle Manquillet .... dialogue editor
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Avril Noviant .... boom operator
Loïc Prian .... sound editor
Raphael Sohier .... sound editor
Vincent Tulli .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Rodolphe Chabrier .... visual effects
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne Paris
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Romain Leclerc .... Flame artist
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove artist
Benoit Philippon .... visual effects supervisor
Marion Roger .... senior digital compositor
Stephanie Saillard .... digital compositor: Mac Guff
Antonin Seydoux .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Christophe Allain .... additional assistant camera
Cécile Arthuis .... additional second assistant camera
Joan Bansillon .... grip
Xavier Bompard .... video assist
Julien Cottret .... additional grip
Stéphane Duchemin .... grip
Julien Pamart .... second assistant camera
Mathieu Ungaro .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Estelle Chauvin .... extras casting assistant
Brigitte Fourcade .... casting
Dany Héricourt .... casting assistant
Mathilde Kraemer .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Bartonio .... set costumer
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Agnès Beziers .... wardrobe
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
Ferenc Fulmer .... costumer
Morgane Lambert .... additional wardrobe
Sandrine Langen .... set costumer
Marion Morice .... assistant costume designer
Sylvie Ong .... costume supervisor
Aurélie Rogemond .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Denis Bedlow .... first assistant editor
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Xavier Desjours .... dailies color grader
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet .... color timer
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Julien Malaury .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquie .... music supervisor
Jeff Atmajian .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Philippe Bourorga .... additionnal music manager
Peter Cobbin .... score engineer
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Lewis Morison .... synthesizer programmer
Jen Moss .... music supervisor
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Marek Tomaszewski .... composer: additional music
Kirsty Whalley .... music editor
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dominique Brun .... choreographer: recreation of the "The Rite of Spring" from original choreography by Vaslav Nijinski
Francine Cathelain .... script supervisor
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Virginie Cheval .... assistant script supervisor
Aurore Coppa .... assistant location manager: Grasse
Kim Courcelle .... assistant accountant
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production accountant
Auriane Lacince .... assistant script supervisor
Nicolas Piechaczek .... location manager
Jeremy Pronier .... production assistant
David Tomaszewski .... title designer
Romain Tuilier .... assistant: director
 
Thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Coco & Igor" - France (working title), International (English title) (short title)
"Chanel & Stravinsky" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:15A | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited for DVD) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45603)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lead actress Anna Mouglalis has actually appeared in several Chanel advertising campaigns.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The chess board on which Stravinsky and his son are playing is set up incorrectly. Any chess playing Russian would know that the light colored chessboard square should be on the lower right.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Hannibal: Oeuf (#1.4)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Les Cinqs DoigtsSee more »

FAQ

What story does 'The Rite of Spring' tell?
Is the movie in English or French?
Are there any other films about Coco Chanel?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Cinematic Equivalent of an "Adultery in Hampstead" Novel, 24 October 2010
Author: James Hitchcock from Tunbridge Wells, England

It is strange how two otherwise unrelated films on the same topic can sometimes suddenly appear within a short time of one another. In 1960, for example, there were two filmed biographies of Oscar Wilde, a writer whose life had never previously been the subject of a film, and in the early seventies two separate studios were, quite by chance, working on disaster movies about skyscrapers on fire. When they discovered the coincidence they decided to join forces and produce the film now known as "The Towering Inferno".

"Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" is another example of the same phenomenon. It was one of two French biopics of the fashion designer Coco Chanel to come out in 2009, the other being "Coco avant Chanel". It deals with the supposed affair between Chanel and the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. (The two were certainly friends, but whether they actually had a sexual liaison is open to question).

The film opens in Paris in 1913 with the notorious first performance of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring". Although the French have a reputation for being artistically progressive (they did, after all, contribute the word "avant-garde" to the English language), they did not live up to that reputation on this occasion, rioting in protest against what they saw as the work's aggressive modernism. Stravinsky was lucky that his composition was first performed before a Parisian audience, as their reaction caused a "succes de scandale" and helped create his reputation as one of the founding fathers of modern music. Had the premiere taken place in London, the British audience would doubtless have sat through the performance with a stiff upper lip, delivered some polite if uncomprehending applause at the end and then retired to the nearest pub to pontificate on what a crashing bore the whole thing had been and how that Russian fellow whatever-his-name-is was not a patch on our own dear Edward Elgar. The work itself would have been quietly forgotten.

The action then leaps over the First World War to 1920. Chanel's fashion business is flourishing and she is branching out into perfumery. Stravinsky, who despite his artistic radicalism was something of a political conservative, is now an anti-Communist refugee from the Russian Revolution. She invites him to live in her villa outside Paris, along with his wife and children, and the rest of the film traces the development of their alleged affair.

Like that Paris audience in 1913, French film-makers can often belie their country's reputation for bold artistic experimentation. British film critics sometimes assume that "heritage cinema" is something unique to our own conservative, nostalgia-obsessed little island, but greater familiarity with the French cinema would reassure them that our friends across the Channel can be just as nostalgic as we can. "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" is a case in point. (Its director Jan Kounen is Dutch by birth, but most of his work has been done in France). It is a French film of a type with which we are familiar in Britain; a historical romance about the artistic or well-to-do classes, set in a country house complete with a lovingly detailed recreation of the décor and costumes of the period. What might be called Laura Ashley cinema.

Certainly, the opening scenes have plenty of vigour and energy, but then it would be difficult to recreate "The Rite of Spring" without being vigorous and energetic. This initial energy, however, is dissipated as the film progresses, and in the second half it becomes little more than the cinematic equivalent of an "adultery in Hampstead" novel- all done very tastefully, but leisurely, slow-moving and rather dull. A film about love among the artistic bourgeoisie of the 1920s needs to offer something new and exciting if it is not to seem over-familiar, and this one, frankly, has little to offer in that department. 5/10

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